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Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law hosting Aboriginal Justice Systems Conference

February 22, 2018 – Thunder Bay, ON The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law is hosting an Aboriginal Justice Systems Conference on Friday, March 2 from 9 am to 4 pm in the third floor auditorium at PACI. Please join us for this informative and timely event on justice forums for Aboriginal Peoples. Presentations will be […]

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RCMP Foundation launches youth program for Acadia First Nation

On March 1, the RCMP Foundation is launching a youth program in Gold River which is part of Acadia First Nation. The program is funded in partnership with the RCMP Foundation, through a generous donation from Mr. John Risley, a local businessman. Mr. Risley requested his donation be used to fund programming for Indigenous youth in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201819 Views

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Ontario Funding Study to Expand Treatment Centre in Muskrat Dam First Nation

Province Supporting First Nation to Expand Culturally Appropriate Care February 23, 2018 Ontario is funding a feasibility study to build a replacement facility for the Reverend Tommy Beardy Memorial Wee Che He Wayo-Gamik Family Treatment Centre in Muskrat Dam First Nation. The centre provides people struggling with substance abuse with a unique treatment program to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201820 Views

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Government of Canada takes action to address homelessness in Prince George, British Columbia

From Employment and Social Development Canada February 23, 2018 Prince George, British Columbia Employment and Social Development Canada The Government of Canada is providing funding that will prevent and reduce homelessness in Prince George, British Columbia. Pam Goldsmith-Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade and Member of Parliament for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast -Sea to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201815 Views

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Local researcher plays key role in Lancet series that scrutinizes Canada’s leadership on health at home and abroad – U of Ottawa

February 23, 2018 While Canada’s health care legacy boasts a publicly-funded universal system and a strong influence on global health, disparities between its indigenous and non-indigenous populations still exist and the country’s contributions to overseas aid is at historic lows, says a new report released today by the Lancet, a prominent peer-reviewed general medical journal. […]

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Manitoba News Release: Province Releases First Flood Outlook for 2018

February 23, 2018 Favourable Weather Conditions Mean Current Flood Risk is Low: Schuler The threat of widespread major spring flooding is low in most areas of the province, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced today. “The combination of drier soil conditions in the fall and below-average winter precipitation means there is currently a low risk of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201815 Views

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Minister Champagne announces positive conclusions of exploratory talks with Mercosur

From Global Affairs Canada February 23, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada Canada is committed to a progressive and diversified trade agenda that puts the interests of middle-class Canadians front and centre. More trade means growth, and growth means more jobs, which is why the government continues to explore new opportunities to negotiate […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201813 Views

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K & D Outlaws Claim IRC Cup Title With Late Goal

February 23, 2018 The 30th anniversary of the IRC Native Hockey Tournament made for an exciting weekend, right from first puck drop to the tightly-contested A Division final between K & D Outlaws and Malena Selects. Players and fans from across the western Arctic travelled to Inuvik, hoping their team could claim the title in their respective […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201813 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Congratulates Newly Elected AFN Alberta Regional Chief Marlene Poitras

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Congratulates Newly Elected AFN Alberta Regional Chief Marlene Poitras February 23, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today congratulated the new AFN Alberta Regional Chief Marlene Poitras, elected in Enoch First Nation on February 22, 2018. “I congratulate AFN Alberta […]

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Indigenous Bar Association Seeks Immediate Protection of All Indigenous Peoples

OTTAWA – The Indigenous Bar Association (IBA) today expressed its outrage with the systemic racism within the justice system, particularly the jury selection process that allowed injustices to go unanswered in the death of Colten Boushie. The IBA also expresses its sincere condolences to the Boushie family and to the Red Pheasant First Nation for […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201823 Views

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Indigenous leaders call for change after ‘system fails’ Tina Fontaine – Trail Times

‘All of us should be ashamed’: Calls for change after jury finds Raymond Cormier not guilty Feb. 23, 2018 Supporters of Tina Fontaine plan to hold a walk in Winnipeg today to honour the girl a day after the man accused of killing her was found not guilty. A jury acquitted Raymond Cormier, 56, of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201813 Views

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Sisika artist’s work to hang in National Gallery of Canada after Governor General’s Award – CBC

Adrian Stimson is known for expressive paintings and campy gender-bending cowboy persona Feb 23, 2018 An Indigenous visual and performance artist from Alberta — known for his campy persona Buffalo Boy — has won a prestigious national award. Adrian Stimson of Siksika First Nation is being honoured with a 2018 Governor General’s Award in visual […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201812 Views

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NorQuest hosts first-of-its-kind learning forum

February 23, 2018 NorQuest College’s Faculty of Foundational, Career, & Intercultural Studies is basking in the glow of a job well done following Western Canada’s first ever Language Training Learning Event (LTLE) conference – an Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada funded event. Over 900 LINC instructors, coordinators and managers from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Nunavut and Northwest Territories […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201816 Views

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Broken Systems Failed Tina Fontaine – Murder Trial Verdict Another Severe Setback for Justice and Reconciliation

February 22, 2018 Broken Systems Failed Tina Fontaine – Murder Trial Verdict Another Severe Setback for Justice and Reconciliation (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says today’s verdict finding Raymond Cormier not guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Tina Fontaine is a shock and another profound disappointment for […]

by pmnationtalk on February 23, 201820 Views

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Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services expands services with transfer of 263 housing units

February 23, 2018 (Hamilton, Ontario) – Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services (OAHS) will expand its provision of rental services through the transfer of 263 housing units to OAHS on April 3, 2018. These units will be transferred to OAHS from Urban Native Homes Incorporated (UNHI), an Indigenous non-profit housing provider in Hamilton. This transfer to OAHS […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201819 Views

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Sajjan says military working to settle class action suits out of court – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 23, 2018  OTTAWA _ The federal government is looking to settle three proposed class-action lawsuits filed by former members of the Canadian Forces. The plaintiffs in the proposed lawsuits have agreed to suspend their litigation, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced Friday, adding that the government would drop its efforts to quash the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201819 Views

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Governments of Canada and British Columbia are making early learning and child care more accessible and affordable for families

From Employment and Social Development Canada February 23, 2018 Vancouver, British Columbia The governments of Canada and British Columbia are making significant investments in early learning and child care systems to improve children’s continuous development and support them in reaching their full potential. Today, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, […]

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Supporters of Tina Fontaine’s family march in Winnipeg to support her family – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 23, 2018  By Bill Graveland THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ Hundreds marched through the streets of Winnipeg on Friday in support of the family of a 15-year-old Indigenous girl whose body was wrapped in a blanket and dumped in a river. The three-block-long march began in front of the courthouse and wound […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201817 Views

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Social media full of vitriolic myths in the aftermath of the Stanley trial – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 23, 2018 By Keith Thor Carlson, Professor of History, Research Chair in Indigenous & Community-engaged History, University of Saskatchewan THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201821 Views

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Statement from the Minister of National Defence

From National Defence February 23, 2018 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today issued the following statement: “I am pleased to announce that the government and plaintiffs of several class action lawsuits filed on behalf of members of the Canadian Armed Forces relating to sexual assault, racism, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201818 Views

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President’s message: Our hearts and minds with Fontaine family – University of Manitoba

February 22, 2018 — The following is a message from University of Manitoba President and Vice-Chancellor David Barnard: On behalf of the University of Manitoba community, I wish to express to the family and friends of Tina Fontaine that our hearts and minds are with them. Tina’s story speaks to the need for our society […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201813 Views

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Here’s how Canada can be a global leader in ethical AI – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 23, 2018 By Fenwick McKelvey, Assistant Professor in Information and Communication Technology Policy, Concordia University and Abhishek Gupta, AI Ethics Researcher, McGill University THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201813 Views

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Working and unemployed Canadians get extra support to return to school

From Employment and Social Development Canada Skills Boost initiative meeting the unique needs of adult learners looking to upgrade skills London, ON, February 23, 2018: When Canadians have the opportunity to go to school or access training while better balancing family responsibilities, they are better placed to find and keep good jobs. Making post-secondary education […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201814 Views

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Brandon University Research Committee supports BU projects with $118,000

February 22, 2018 BRANDON – The Brandon University Research Committee (BURC) has awarded nearly $118,000 in grants to 23 faculty research projects. The awards include 13 New Faculty Research Grants. With a maximum value of $7,500 each, these grants help fund the work of faculty members who have begun their employment at Brandon University (BU) […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201813 Views

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Operation NUNALIVUT 2018 begins in the High Arctic

From National Defence February 23, 2018 – Yellowknife, N.W.T. – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces About 350 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members will take part in Operation NUNALIVUT 2018. The annual sovereignty operation in the High Arctic takes place this year in Resolute Bay and Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, from February 23 to March 21, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201815 Views

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Involuntary psychiatric admissions have increased significantly in Ontario: study

Involuntary psychiatric admissions have increased significantly in Ontario: study ​TORONTO, February 22, 2018 — Involuntary psychiatric hospital admissions have increased steadily from 70.7 per cent of all psychiatric admissions in 2009 to 77.1 per cent in 2013. In a new study from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and the Centre for Addiction and […]

by pmnationtalk on February 23, 201822 Views

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MNBC: North Island Metis Association Updates and Upcoming Meetings

February 23rd, 2018 NIMA Event Updates (Feb – Apr, 2018): Women’s Series Tuesday Hot Bowl Holder! NOTE: NIMA will be starting a new grant cycle of programming in April … we are looking for your feedback about attending 3 outdoor-style events during Summer 2018: 1. San Josef Bay Gathering 2. Rugged Point / Kyuquot 3. […]

by aanationtalk on February 23, 201814 Views

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NWAC Faults Broken Systems with Lack of Justice for Tina Fontaine

NWAC FAULTS BROKEN SYSTEMS WITH LACK OF JUSTICE FOR TINA FONTAINE February 23, 2018 OTTAWA, ON – The Native Women’s Association of Canada is disheartened upon hearing the verdict in the Raymond Cormier murder trial. Injustice has again been imposed on Tina Fontaine, her family and Indigenous people. We are disillusioned that the social and […]

by pmnationtalk on February 23, 201819 Views

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Raymond Cormier acquittal sparks rallies in solidarity with Tina Fontaine – APTN News

February 23, 2018 The not-guilty verdict in the death of Tina Fontaine has sparked calls to action across Canada honouring the 15-year-old Sagkeeng First Nation girl and calling for systemic change. On Friday morning, Fontaine’s supporters will gather outside the Winnipeg courthouse where Raymond Cormier walked free the previous evening. Rallies are also scheduled for […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201813 Views

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Manitoba Metis Federation Statement on the Cormier Trial Finding

February 22, 2018 Our thoughts and prayers are with the Fontaine family tonight. Words cannot begin to express the pain and confusion they must be feeling as a result of this verdict. The outcome of the trial brings additional hurt and confusion, and the need for more answers from the justice system. We join our […]

by pmnationtalk on February 23, 201817 Views

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Outrage in Newfoundland as Indigenous groups get cut of Arctic surf clam fishery – CBC

Grand Bank Mayor said decision shows Dominic LeBlanc places little value in rural Newfoundland jobs Feb 23, 2018 Federal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc’s decision to cleave off 25 per cent of the lucrative Arctic surf clam fishery and give it to a newly formed consortium of Indigenous groups has blindsided those who have depended on […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 20189 Views

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Environmental groups call for full restoration of lost protections for navigable waters

Ottawa, Feb. 21, 2018 — Environmental groups are calling on the Canadian government to fully restore legal protections for navigable waters. Bill C-69, which includes the newly proposed Canadian Navigable Waters Act, introduced in the House of Commons on February 8, broadens some protections for navigable waterways, but does not fully restore what was lost. In 2012, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 23, 201815 Views

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First Nations disappointed with the verdict finding Raymond Cormier not guilty of the murder of Tina Fontaine

February 22, 2018 Treaty One Territory, MB _ The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC), the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO), and the Assembly of First Nations Manitoba Regional Chief’s Office (AFN MB RCO) each express extreme disappointment in the jury’s decision finding Raymond Cormier not guilty of killing Tina Fontaine. “Our community has been saddened, outraged […]

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Expansion could be in sight for Iqaluit men’s shelter – Nunatsiaq.com

February 23, 2018 “We know that the needs are great in our community for our most vulnerable people,” mayor says There is a lot of talk about the need for transitional housing in Nunavut communities. In Iqaluit, that talk could soon become reality. The Uquutaq Society, which runs the 20-bed Iqaluit men’s shelter on Fred […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201812 Views

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Rhodes Scholarship just the beginning for rising Indigenous star – Folio

February 22, 2018 One of CBC’s best poetry books of 2017 and a stint on faculty at Banff Centre are just two recent accomplishments for Billy-Ray Belcourt. Billy-Ray Belcourt was teaching creative writing to mostly First Nations inmates at the Edmonton Remand Centre last fall when one of them said, “I honestly didn’t know that […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201811 Views

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ONWA supports Ontario’s First Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Thunder Bay, ON – on February 22, 2018, the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) supports Ontario’s First Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The Ontario government committed to raising awareness on this day through the Anti-Human Trafficking Act 2017. ONWA, as an Indigenous women’s organization, is committed to addressing violence against Indigenous women, is deeply concerned […]

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MNBC and Metis Veterans BC host national Metis Veterans meeting

February 23rd, 2018 Métis Nation British Columbia and Métis Veterans BC, hosted a national Métis Veterans meeting on February 20th and 21st  2018, in Richmond BC, inviting all Governing Members representatives to attend. MNC Minister of Veterans, David Chartrand, sent a letter of greetings, as he was unable to attend. National Minister Seamus O’Regan also sent heartfelt regrets by his […]

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Changes to further support victims of crime – Government of AB

February 23, 2018 The province is making changes to improve how victims are treated in the criminal justice system. An independent review into the treatment of “Angela Cardinal” includes several recommendations to address how victims of crime are treated, including when they are testifying in court as witnesses. Specifically, the report recommended changes that include […]

by pmnationtalk on February 23, 201822 Views

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City of Toronto expands Latin American business opportunities through agreements with Mexico City and LatAm Startups

February 22, 2018 The City of Toronto has entered into two new business relationships that will help create opportunities for companies in Toronto, Mexico and throughout Latin America. Today in Mexico City, the City of Toronto and Mexico City signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that establishes the intention to collaborate in trade, environment, life […]

by pmnationtalk on February 23, 201820 Views

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Labrador Inuit Youth Symposium taking place in Makkovik – Nunatsiavut Government

February 23, 2018 This year’s Labrador Inuit Youth Symposium aims to strengthen, empower, and inspire delegates to express their concerns on a wide range of topics. The annual event, taking place in Makkovik March 1-5, will gather five youth from each of the five Labrador Inuit communities and Upper Lake Melville, along with one from […]

by pmnationtalk on February 23, 201822 Views

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AADNC – What’s New – February 23, 2018

February 2018 February 23, 2018 – Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Five-Year Departmental Evaluation Plan 2017-18 to 2021-22 February 23, 2018 – Audit & Evaluation Plans NT5

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Call for nominations to the Nunavut Planning Commission

February 23, 2018 Are you familiar with land management issues in Nunavut? Would you like to contribute to the work of the Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC)? If so, the Government of Nunavut is looking for nominations to fill its seat on the Commission, and you should apply! The NPC has broad responsibilities for land use […]

by pmnationtalk on February 23, 201821 Views

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Reconciliation conversation is only beginning – Thespec.com

The 2015 Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada addressed the context of residential schools in Canada, and accounted for nearly 7,000 heart-rending testimonies and statements from survivors, families, and other community members. The voices that inform the report speak to the interconnected and interdependent emotional, spiritual, linguistic, and physical aspects of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201816 Views

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Quebec City dumps 46 million litres of raw sewage into St. Lawrence River – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 23, 2018  Quebec City dumped about 46 million litres of raw sewage into the St. Lawrence River over 12 hours in order to do scheduled maintenance work on a pumping station, the city said Friday. A spokesperson for the city said everything went as planned. The city said earlier this week that […]

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Ottawa vows legislation allowing firms to settle corporate corruption – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 23, 2018  OTTAWA _ The Canadian government is vowing to introduce legislation for corporate wrongdoing that could help SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. address criminal charges. The government says deferred prosecution agreements (DPA), which were called for in public consultations last fall, will be another tool used by judges to hold companies accountable. Shares […]

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Municipal plan for truth and reconciliation approved by Committee – City of Ottawa

February 22, 2018 Council Updates The City’s Community and Protective Services Committee today approved a plan to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance reconciliation. The plan outlines a Council Statement of Reconciliation and 14 initiatives, which include displaying Indigenous art, collaborating with Indigenous service […]

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Hope for Homes: Volunteers learn how to help the homeless on P.E.I. – CBC

If someone needs help, they’ll know what resources are available Feb 23, 2018 Over the years Raymond Guimond has had several encounters where people have come to him for help when they were homeless, or close to it, and he hasn’t always known what he could do. “Sometimes I had to offer my couch to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201814 Views

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NCC approves funds for 17 initiatives that promote Southern Inuit culture and well-being

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, LABRADOR, February 23, 2018 – The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) today announced over $32,800 in funding for 17 community-led initiatives under the George Roberts Community Grants (GRCG) Program. This program assists communities and groups in celebrating Southern Inuit culture while improving economic, social, physical, mental and spiritual well-being. The funding announced today […]

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Labrador symposium reveals deep, diverse opposition to Muskrat Falls – APTN News

February 23, 2018 The Muskrat Falls hydro project in Labrador is nearing completion amid widespread concerns and opposition from residents of communities downstream of the controversial dam. A symposium in Happy Valley-Goose Bay this week brought together researchers, community leaders and land protectors. They shared observations and concerns about the project’s economic, social, cultural, political, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201819 Views

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Indigenous men urged to speak up about abuse at MMIWG hearing – CBC

Jayko Ritchie says his mom’s death led to him becoming an abuser himself Feb 23, 2018 One of Janet Brewster’s recommendations to the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls came to fruition on Thursday — at least in a small way. She called for the inquiry to get perspectives from Indigenous men. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201817 Views

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